You're looking forward to first starting or return to gym life like no other. So how can we help you make a successful transition into your new favourite Helfi Gym in Woolloongabba ? Our fitness industry leading Helfi Team outline their seven priorities to help the journey back into a new and exciting gym life.
While our Helfi Team cannot understand the concept of how a gym can actually make members feel uncomfortable and out of place; rest assured you will not experience this at Helfi Addiction 247 Fitness Gym in Woolloongabba. Below, you will see by the many testimonial and reviews, that at Helfi we only attract family friendly respectful gym members and staff. If you have had a negative Brisbane gym experience in the past, I know we may seem like a rarity in our industry, but it actually is the truth - read our reviews below if you don't believe us:
So when you do join our gym in Woolloongabba, what are some of the things you can do to transition back into gym life in a positive way? Our Helfi Team of mature, experienced and sensible fitness professionals suggest the following seven tips to get the most out of your start at Helfi Addiction 247 Fitness Gym in Woolloongabba:
Priority Number One – Restart the gym mindset
Firstly, you should not be looking at a resumption of the old gym life you had in the past. Most of us have had quite enough of previous Brisbane gyms already. What we suggest that you seek is a whole fresh start. Chances are, your health priorities and lives have been re-structured and social expectations and social connections at gyms have changed. The re-orientation you need to do now is to form new expectations and connections, and to renew your attitude towards learning more about success in your new helfi gym environment.
Limbering up for gym success will involve resetting mindset, rekindling new Helfi member and Helfi Team friendships, warming up your curiosity and stretching your imaginations. You most likely will need that underlying support of wonderful friendly people around you before you feel you can safely regain your confidence and feeling of freedom space to do it at your pace.
Priority Number Two – Plan for success
Given that the shape of our lives change more than any of us expect them to, you will need to plan for success. A way to do this is to assess your strengths instead of your challenges. This forward thinking approach can be used to establish a personalised plan for the next six months. We find that for those that focus on the challenges, there is a big risk of feeling that ones health or fitness has got away from them to the extent that they feel they cannot succeed. Clearly this is not true. Firstly, everyone has experienced some sort of major setbacks in their health and fitness journey at some point.. Secondly, there is plenty of time to catch up and succeed, if you don't rush it. It has been proven time and time again at our gym in Woolloongabba, that clear systems and plans will outdo slogging yourself into a frenzy or giving up.
Priority Number Three – Can’t wait to see you
One of the unique things that separates Helfi Addiction 247 Fitness Centre from other Brisbane Gyms, is that we only attract family friendly people who genuinely make our members and us feel comfortable in our very own gym environment, I mean, over the last 10 years, we built this gym around people we genuinely look forward to meeting, connecting and enjoying each others company. We couldn't think of anything worse than to turn up to our place of profession every day, not liking the people (staff and members) around us. That is why we take to the time to qualify and screen all our members and staff, to ensure our core values are aligned.
In saying that, we understand that one of the main things that helps us all to transition back in gym life, is knowing there is someone there who is wanting to see and support us. We all look forward to catching up with lovely respectful people and having some fun. Reaching out and making contact with new found gym friends and specific Helfi Team members sets this up. Most importantly, we do this by respecting your space at your pace - knowing that there is always someone there for support when you need it.
Priority Number Four – Safe and certain
We are all in the care of one another - ie both Helfi members and team. There is a clear understanding that we intend to keep everyone safe and well and have planned as much as we can, for this outcome. This means you can be reassured that we have critical plans that are COVID-19 Safe and are above industry standards, But it doesn't just stop there, our approach to health and fitness, is sensible and safe - we don't believe in prescribing crazy over the top exercises and workout routines. The bottom line to our safety is clear - ambiguity is our enemy and will increase risk, whereas clarity is our friend and will increase long-term safe enjoyment.
Priority Number Five – The power of the Rest and Recovery cycle
Rest and Recovery cycles are a common area of neglect, even in recent times. Fitness and gym programs can always change as goals are reset, But what about recovery cycles. No matter what your vision and health goal is, it is imperative that you establish a more usual recovery cycle, into your plan.
If you have ever experienced jet lag symptoms after working long hours without time off across an extended period of time, you may have noticed that it will take at least a couple of days of solid rest and sleep to feel fresh again. Exercise is no different. Depending on how much workload stress your body has been exposed to, try to give your body the time to re-adjust with a well planed recovery cycle before returning to gym again..
What will help your recovery cycle to achieve the best results for you body, is the careful planning of 'rest days'. This means prevention of over fatigue is the key here - you don't need to smash yourself until you are always crawling out of bed, It doesn't have to be this way! You want to get up in the mornings feeling revitalised and ready to add value for the day.
Moreover, if you are bold enough to program a lighter recovery week in your program every 6 to 8 weeks, then you are truly understanding the rest and recovery cycle at the next level. Getting your rest and recovery cycle back into sync with your gym lifestyle program improves so many other aspects of life such as work, learning and mental health.
Priority Number Six – Less really is more
It is understandable that you may feel in a rush to make up for the time and opportunities missed prior to retuning to the gym. Falling into the trap of cramming in as much as possible to make up for your lost time is a compelling idea that many are guilty of. Our experience shows that anyone who takes this approach will almost certainly set themselves up for failure and not achieve their gym goals. Rushing too much or putting too much in place too early is a recipe for exhaustion, disenchantment and demotivation. While you are back at the gym, easy does it. Taking your time now to slowly rebuild a sense of success will pay off big dividends. Take it slow & steady and make it fun!
Priority Number Seven – Review
About six to eight weeks after the resumption of your new Helfi gym lifestyle, we would highly recommend to schedule a time to review your progress. We recommend this be an individual check-in of the pluses and the minuses of your experiences, what you feel has worked well, as well as what hasn’t, and a re-assessment of what is going to help support and progress you in the future. The learnings and results of this review will enable you to shift to the next phase of your gym experience and health transformation.
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